Jul 16, 2009

Two months

Miss Alexis is two months old! We sure love our little girl.

Today at her check-up, Lexi weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces (25th %) and measured 22 inches long (50th %). Although she's a little lightweight, she is gaining consistently enough that I'm not worried. I'm enjoying the extended use of newborn and 0-3 months clothes -- she has so many cute ones! (I do still marvel at the comparison between Lexi and Gavin, who was a giant baby. Here are links to a photo and description of Gavin at the same age.)

Lexi has learned to smile. I absolutely adore her giant, toothless grins. She sometimes squeals and coos when she smiles, and occasionally we hear a hint of a laugh. Lexi is generally very happy and content. When she's not, a snuggle with a blanket or a cuddle from Mom or Dad puts her at ease pretty quickly. She still loves to be swaddled, and especially enjoys a blanket against her cheek. Lexi does not like cold feet, being exposed (even when the weather is hot), or having a dirty diaper. She likes her pacifier (hooray!). She responds to the sounds of family members' voices and will turn her head if she hears someone familiar.

In the last couple of weeks, Lexi started sleeping through the night. I am stunned...and grateful. This family has never experienced such a good sleeper at this stage, but it is changing my life for the better. Lexi will nurse every 2 1/2 - 3 hours during the day, with the last feeding happening between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. Then she usually sleeps in her crib until 5:00 or 6:00 a.m. Last night she slept from 9:00 to 6:00. It was amazing!! What a gift.

This is another picture I love from this morning's photo shoot. Happy two months, Lexi girl!

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